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Postby ToyotaCityBoy » Tue May 26, 2009 7:50 pm

Was it a legal download? That's not a loaded question - I still haven't got around to buying the album, that's all.
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Postby decophile » Tue May 26, 2009 7:51 pm

Well, I paid for it. Whether it is legal or not, I don't know. Would you like the site link?

http://www.mp3panda.com/
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Postby ToyotaCityBoy » Tue May 26, 2009 8:03 pm

*cough*

With the new U2 album selling for 52 cents, I'm guessing it's not legal... even if it's not actually worth a penny more... ;)
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Postby decophile » Tue May 26, 2009 8:05 pm

Well I am not claiming to know whether it is legal or not!! I actually would have paid a lot for the album if I found it as an mp3 download - which turned out to be more difficult than I expected. btw, I did pay $4 for the DM album on Amazon, and you gotta think that was legal...
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Postby ToyotaCityBoy » Tue May 26, 2009 8:15 pm

Yes, anything on Amazon would be legal - they have very good discounts from time to time. I think I linked to the DM one here.

There are a lot of sites like mp3panda who just keep every penny they make without passing it on the artists. Occasionally a band really does release an album for peanuts or free (NIN, Radiohead, etc), but any site that offers *everything* by major artists so cheaply is definitely not legal.

Having said that, by making the special edition unavailable legally, the Pet Shop Boys have kind of shot themselves in the foot by forcing people who don't want to pay for a double CD to look elsewhere for the bonus tracks.
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Postby decophile » Tue May 26, 2009 8:18 pm

My issue was that I didn't want the physical cd. Didn't want to wait for it, didn't want to have to store it, didn't want to pay for shipping. I would have paid the 20 bucks for it, though.
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Postby cs15 » Tue May 26, 2009 8:46 pm

The Way It Used To Be is stunning. Probably one of the finest offerings from Pet Shop Boys ever.
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Postby decophile » Tue May 26, 2009 8:53 pm

Yes, it is breathtakingly beautiful.
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Postby One Man » Tue May 26, 2009 11:09 pm

mp3panda is likely to be legal (of sorts) in Russia, but not generally recognised as legal by the music industry. There are a few sites like them but I've never used one.
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Postby jaymze » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:34 pm

"Well hello Glasgow! -you're all in a good mood tonight, aren't you? Bloody Hell, whatever they put in the water here they aught to put in Sheffield as well!....." - Susanne Sulley 2006
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Postby cs15 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:16 pm

Neil & Chris - Living In A Box?

http://mytimetv.ru/pet-shop-boys-live-heart/
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Postby decophile » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:30 pm

Playing DC in September!! :D

Thanks for posting that, btw!!!
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Postby RobC » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:58 pm

Tongy just played a "West End Girls" dance cover/remix for those that like to shuffle their boots and not their mortal coils .
Take a look at his page on the Radio 1 site if you want a name etc - for 12th June (I mention the date for the hard of thinking) .

edit: James Talk & Ridney - 'West End Girls' (White)
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Postby Stig Olsen » Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:49 pm

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Postby stefanlast » Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:26 pm

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Postby cs15 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:59 pm

A great fan remix of The Way It Used To Be done in an 80's stylee.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsJ_bAh9MRo
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Postby ToyotaCityBoy » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:35 pm

Heh heh... I just saw this on NME.com...

Pete Doherty is upset after being snubbed by Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant backstage at T In The Park. Rather than ignore the Babyshambles man, Tennant simply pretended to be someone else. "He told me it wasn't him," Doherty recalled (Daily Record).
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Postby Kevin Caywood » Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:33 pm

Yes is a great album. I believe it's one of their best and it's on par with Please and Actually. The songs are just as catchy as Little Boots and LaRoux albums. I believe PSB's released the wrong songs off the album and that's why they are not enjoying the success as the other two. Love, Etc. is a nice song to bob your head to, but wasn't a strong enough to compete with the edgier hip hop acts it was up against. Did You See Me Coming is a cute anthem for their gay audience, but was it clever or appropriate for the mainstream? All Over The World with it's Tchaikovsky riff had a better chance on the dance-flloor. At least it would have been a message to hip hop community, that you can have class and still sample. Pandemonium sounds like a relative to MJ's The Way You Make Me Feel. This song could of fit on the charts appropriately a couple of months ago along with MJ's fifty or so other hits. Of course, the best song on the album is The Way It Used To Be, still waiting to see the light of day. Their next single is Beautiful People in September, maybe it'll catch on with The Beatles re-release and nostalgia.
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Postby Panzermensch » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:35 am

It's an ok album, I just find it too poppy. I like the bonus cd much more as the dub versions are more elctronic sounding and off course it features Mr Oakey :)
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Postby cs15 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:00 am

Panzermensch wrote:It's an ok album

It's an outstanding album.
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Postby karnsculpture » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:07 pm

I agree with Kevin that they chose the wrong singles. However, in the case of DYSMC this was EMI's choice; Neil & Chris intended to release All Over The World as the second single. Beautiful People is being released at the request of EMI in Germany only. In the UK we will have to wait until December for a new 4 track Christmas EP that will include new and old material.
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Postby ToyotaCityBoy » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:40 pm

Pet Shop Boys are among the songwriters on the new Shirley Bassey album, along with Manic Street Preachers, Gary Barlow, John Barry, and others...

http://www.uncut.co.uk/news/shirley_bassey/news/13597
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Postby One Man » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:08 pm

Sounds interesting. Don't like her though - she's a bit creepy.
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Postby ToyotaCityBoy » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:38 pm

Hey, she's 72! And she's still got all her own teeth! Etc.
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Postby Afront » Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:19 pm

Panzermensch wrote:It's an ok album, I just find it too poppy. I like the bonus cd much more as the dub versions are more elctronic sounding and off course it features Mr Oakey :)

I agree 100% - the remix album is fantastic, as are many of the remixes on the singles. But the album itself has too many fillers for my liking. My favourite remixes/B-sides from this year are:

Love etc. (Pet Shop Boys mix)
Did you see me coming? (PSB Possibly more mix)
The former enfant terrible (Bring it on mix)
Pet Shop Boys "Brits" medley
Love etc. (Gui Boratto mix)
Did you see me coming? (Unicorn Kid Mix)
The way it used to be (Richard X mix)
Love etc. (Kurd Maverick mix)
We're All Criminals Now
Vulnerable
Love etc. (Frankmusik Star & Garter Dub)


Here's the Spotify playlist ;)
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